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Silsbee ISD receives Superior 'A' rating from TEA on financial report card

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Silsbee ISD receives a major praise from the Texas Education Agency. The district scored an 'A' on its preliminary financial report card for the 2020-2021 year. According to preliminary ratings, this means the district scored 100 which is a Superior rating.

"This is great news for Silsbee ISD," exclaimed Superintendent Dr. Gregg Weiss.

Silsbee ISD's Director of Business and Finance is Tricia Brooks

According to the TEA, the state's school financial accountability rating system, known as the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST), ensures that Texas public schools are held accountable for the quality of their financial management practices and that they improve these practices. The system is designed to encourage Texas public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.

[Read the preliminary report from the TEA HERE]

According to Dr. Weiss, the last time Silsbee ISD had a perfect score was based on the 2013-2014 school year data and was only measured on 7 basic indicators.

"We are now measured on 19-20 indicators," explained Dr. Weiss.

Dr. Weiss has been the superintendent of district since the spring semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

Though these are preliminary ratings, the district rating is not expected to change much, if any.

Final ratings will not come out until November.

Here is a look at SISD's 4-year history:

2020 - Superior 'A' rating, 100 points [preliminary]

2019 - Superior 'A' rating, 98 points [final]

2018 - Meets Standard, C rating, 70 points [final]

2017 - Meets Standard, c rating, 78 points [final]